Obama joins Bush, Congress in War Crimes for false imprisonment, torture at Bagram Prison

hyperlinks and video live at source: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m11d25-Obama-joins-Bush-Congress-as-war-criminals-for-...

The US invaded Afghanistan illegally; the country did not attack the US and their government volunteered to cooperate with extradition of any criminal suspects upon evidence of probable cause. The US refused to provide evidence, did not receive requisite UN Security Council authorization for military action required by US and international law, and illegally invaded in a War of Aggression.

Please pause to verify the fact that the US illegally invaded Afghanistan. When an invasion is illegal, the people fighting US troops are defending their nation against a hostile force. If China invaded the US on such pretext, Americans who did not defend our nation would be called cowards and traitors to the invading horde.

Please view the 7-minute film from Brave New Foundation and the 2-minute clip of Daniel Ellsberg and Matthew Hoh concerning Bagram Prison, and US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Daniel Ellsberg broke the Pentagon Papers that documented US illegal invasions of Laos and Cambodia in the Vietnam War, along with the plan that Vietnam would be on ongoing war (and consider this). Matthew Hoh was a Marine Corp Captain in Afghanistan who resigned, citing US support of Afghan government corruption, graft, drug trade, and complete disregard for rule of law. He saw US planning and use of our dedicated soldiers as “specious,” a good synonym for psychopathic: a veneer of virtue covering malicious actual actions.

Finally, Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley explains in a 7-minute video how US obvious torture is obviously illegal to not disclose, prosecute, and end. His conclusion is Obama is complicit in torture by covering-up criminal acts. Congress is equally guilty in their inaction.

Support our troops by acknowledging these wars are illegal, ending them immediately, bringing our troops home, declaring obvious torture, and having Truth and Reconciliation hearings to uncover all other illegal and harmful acts of our government upon the American people.

Sibel Edmonds' open Thanksgiving letter to the President

Posted on her blog http://www.boilingfrogspost.com

Dear Mr. President:

Today is the official Presidential Turkey Pardon Day for 2009, your very first since taking office. I understand you are planning to fly your pardoned bird(s) First Class to California, where they will live at Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland. How lucky are these birds, how kind of you to value their lives and freedom, and how generous of you to release them.

Mr. President, there are many innocent human beings who have been caged for over six years, under deplorable conditions, including torture – despite being innocent and having done nothing wrong. Their last ten months of detainment and torture have taken place under your watch, per your orders, and with your instructions.

Your Bagram military prison in Afghanistan currently houses over one thousand Afghan detainees who have never been charged, none of whom have ever been given the right to an attorney, and every one of whom has been kept as secret and unidentified.

Even the individuals who were brought there from other nations, and held there for over six years with no charges, are not allowed to have their cases heard or represented.

Former detainees say Bagram resembles a concentration camp, where people are beaten and tortured regularly.

Experts describe it as “Guantanamo’s lesser-known evil twin“.

One of your own generals, Major General Douglas M. Stone, who was charged by you to investigate Bagram, has been saying that many of these detainees in Bagram are in fact innocent.

Mr. President, to this date you have said and done nothing about this Human Rights Abuse of mammoth proportions. You have never even so much as mentioned Bagram in any of your speeches. Is that turkey you are freeing today entitled to more respect, rights, and freedom, than these long-caged and tortured innocent human beings?

Mr. President, please give these human beings half as much value as you give your turkey(s). Otherwise, Mr. President, be prepared, because next time you frown upon and point to the Chinese Government’s record on Human Rights, next time you speak out on the Iranian Regime’s flawed and undemocratic practices, next time you single out any nation for their absence of Human Rights values, you will be written off as a “turkey”, and your words will be laughed off as nothing but “Turkey Talk”, a meaningless repetition of words, gobble, gobble, gobble…


Sibel Edmonds, A Boiling Frog

Link to original: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2009/11/24/boiling-frogs%E2%80%99-09-tha...

poignant and hard-hitting; thank you.

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